A “Meet the team” event is being held on 17 February 2017 in Laurencekirk when representatives from Transport Scotland and their design consultant Amey will be available to answer questions on the design and assessment process for this much-needed scheme.
Transport Minister Humza Yousaf said:
“Last year we announced £24 million for the design and construction of a new grade-separated junction at Laurencekirk as part of a package of additional investment alongside the Aberdeen City Region Deal.
“We are committed to completing this important upgrade as soon as possible and having appointed design consultants last September, we have stepped up the work to deliver this much-needed scheme for the people of the north east as soon as possible.
“We have been working hard with the two local authorities and Nestrans and we will continue that partnership approach so we can bring improved road safety and economic benefits to road users and the local community in Laurencekirk and the north Angus area.
“This Meet the team” event is an opportunity for local residents and road users to meet the people designing the junction improvement and also to find out more about the essential design and assessment process to be followed during the development of the scheme.
“Later this year we will consult on the options that are emerging and we then anticipate being able to identify a preferred option next year. Throughout the process we will ensure that communities, businesses and individuals affected by the work are kept fully informed and their vital feedback taken into account.
“The planned improvements at Laurencekirk add to our already impressive transport infrastructure investment portfolio in the north east which includes the £745 million AWPR, improved road access on the A96 at Inveramsay Bridge, dualling the A96 between Aberdeen and Inverness, major improvements to the Aberdeen to Inverness rail line, and the ongoing design work to remove the notorious bottleneck at Haudagain roundabout.”
Details of the Meet the team event on Friday 17th February 2017 (noon-7pm):
The Dickson Memorial Hall,
Material from the “Meet the team” events will be available from 12 noon on Friday 17 February 2017 on the Transport Scotland website at: www.transport.gov.scot/project/a90a937-laurencekirk-junction-improvement-scheme